In addition to footwork, one of the most enjoyable part of this dance is the creative use of dandiyas.
Kanya Daan is performed by the father (or uncle of guardian) of the bride in presence of a large gathering that is invited to witness the wedding.
It is considered to be the strongest of all social bonds and is the initiation into a lifetime of togetherness.
The Vedic wedding ceremony consists of prayers, invocations, and vows recited in Sanskrit, the most ancient surviving language.
Raas is a very playful dance providing opportunity for acting and exchanging messages through eye contact.
It is no wonder that many romances bloom during Navratri and hence the popularity of the dance among the younger generation.